Title: Bismuth Chloride
CAS Registry Number: 7787-60-2
Additional Names: Bismuth trichloride
Molecular Formula: BiCl3
Molecular Weight: 315.34
Percent Composition: Bi 66.27%, Cl 33.73%
Literature References: Prepn from the elements: Schenk in Handbook of Preparative Inorganic Chemistry vol. 1, G. Brauer, Ed. (Academic Press, New York, 2nd ed., 1963) p 621.
Properties: White to yellowish, deliquesc crystals; HCl odor. d 4.75. mp ~230°. Sublimes at about 430°. bp 447°. Dec by water or aq alc into BiOCl; sol in HCl, HNO3, abs alcohol, acetone, ethyl acetate. Keep tightly closed.
Melting point: mp ~230°
Boiling point: bp 447°
Density: d 4.75
Use: In the manuf of other bismuth salts; as catalyst for organic reactions.